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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.0305S, 168.0078WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 05:02:48 / September 19, 2020 @ 5:02 am. Event id: us6000c0hl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0hl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 168.0078° East, -17.0305° South, depth 10.99 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:02:48 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.99 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.0078° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.0305° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-19 05:02:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-01 05:56:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c0hl Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0hl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0hl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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